Question: I would like to remove a bulge at the end of my nose. It is just at the tip and does not involve my nostrils. How does a nose job fix the end of the nose? Will the extra tissue be cut off?
Answer: Many things can lead to the appearance of a “bulge” at the tip of the nose, although usually it is due to the underlying cartilage. A rhinoplasty can include several specific maneuvers than can address the deformity of the cartilage (or other tissue) leading to the bulge. Depending on the type of tissue and the deformity, it may be excised (cut off) or adjusted while being left in place. The exact strategy would be carefully determined by the plastic surgeon after a thorough consultation and may require decisions to be made during the surgery depending on what is found to be the cause of the bulge.